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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 13, 2019 5:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: More on Woodstock (and the DEAD...)

...and the decline in twinkie purchasing power? Er, no, that's the RISE in such pastry purchasing possibilities I daresay.

Ran across this listing in the local newsrag (SDH knows it well; he advertises his "used moat oil" there regularly, claiming, "all serfs and body parts thereof have been shifted prior to sale" but who believes him?): who got paid WHAT for playing in 69?

Santana: $ 1500
DEAD: $ 7500
Joan Baez: $ 10000
Jimi H: $ 32000

And so on...the DEAD were clearly the bottom of the barrel. Most bands we all would recognize got between $10 and $20k.

Interesting; they really weren't that highly regarded at the time, eh? And by all accounts, they played like it...

(hey, it's MY era, I can say what I think...)

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Aug 13, 2019 7:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More on Woodstock (and the DEAD...)

Read this Tell. It might give you a different view.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/woodstock-grateful-dead-bob-weir-855472/

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 13, 2019 8:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More on Woodstock (and the DEAD...)

Had seen that way back when--never know what to make of Bob (except when he's asking for more money for the kid's college fund I suppose).

;)

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Poster: Dave Davis Date: Aug 14, 2019 11:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More on Woodstock (and the DEAD...)

a little bit more too http://www.gratefulseconds.com/2018/02/saturday-at-woodstock.html

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Aug 13, 2019 7:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More on Woodstock (and the DEAD...)

"It's not for lack of bread, like the Grateful Dead" The Cowsills hit from 69, from the musical "Hair" .
Considering their later reputation, and the love of this era of the band by many of us on this forum (count me in) ; hey were that hippie band with that weird name, who had no hits . Note , even mocked for their poverty in this song .
"Workingman's" , with "Uncle John's",and "Casey Jones", getting FM play started to change this . And yes, they didn't win any new fans at Woodstock .
Did you see this ?
http://deadessays.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-dead-at-woodstock-guest-post.html
Alsos LIA has a "Cosmic Charlie" post that I had missed .
http://deadessays.blogspot.com/2019/05/cosmic-charlie-performance-history-1969.html This post was modified by Dudley Dead on 2019-08-14 02:06:07

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 13, 2019 8:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More on Woodstock (and the DEAD...)

Oh yeah; as I always say, the two 1970 albums are what made the DEAD...

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 14, 2019 2:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More on Woodstock (and the DEAD...)

My eldest cousin attended the shows and said her only recollection of the Boys was thinking "This doesn't sound anything like their shows at the Fillmore." She was a Greenwhich Village raised hippie who practically lived at the Fillmore. Always said Jimi put on the best live shows she ever saw. Hard to argue with that.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 14, 2019 6:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More on Woodstock (and the DEAD...)

Yea, to their credit, the boys were always honest about how they did at both Monterrey and Woodstock (eg, Jerry saying about the Mont Pop Festival, and I paraphrase: "...yeah, we got up between the Who and Jimi and plinked our instruments...").

Funny that two yrs later, Jimi and the Who yet again eclipsed them, along w a number of others...

But, you know, they outlived the bastards as Ed Abbey would have put it...sort of.